• March 2008 - Volume 10, Number 8

    Features

    These hunters put themselves in the right places at the right times to kill some whoppers during the 2007-08 season.

    The recently closed deer-hunting season might not have been the coldest on record, but hunters still managed to knock down some genuine beasts.

    This spring, leave your expensive bass boat at home, and use one of these crafts to catch fish that never see lures.

    It continually amazes me how things have changed since the days of my youth. Faced with the modern-day diversions of cell phones, video games, text messages, personal computers and myspace accounts, it is a wonder kids of today ever look to the outdoors for entertainment.

    Grab your white-perch rods, and head to Ross Barnett. The crappie are biting!

    As many crappie anglers know, March ushers in what the rest of the world refers to as “crappie season.” This can be a time of feast or famine with the major determining factors being wind and weather.

    You may not hit one out at Natchez State Park, but the lake there is loaded with singles, doubles and triples.

    If you think your 13-year-old daughter is temperamental and mercurial, you haven’t ever spent much time with a Florida-strain largemouth bass.

    These experts consistently score because they make good decisions long before the season even starts.

    How would you define the term “turkey pro?” Is it a outdoorsman who has been turkey hunting for many years? Is a pro at this sport one who consistently bags his gobbler limit every season?

    Bagging a bragging-sized gobbler isn’t exactly as easy as buying a Butterball at your local grocery store, but the rewards are so much sweeter.

    Don Marascalco moved stealthily in the pre-dawn darkness shortly before daylight last April. The veteran turkey hunter had spotted a mature gobbler and a large harem of 24 hens in a pasture on a previous scouting trip near Meridian.

    Paul Brown dropped this massive main-frame 12-point buck on Jan. 16 in Holmes County.